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Discover Ways To Save On Shopping With Couponing

Coupons are a fabulous way to save money!

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A good shopper will use coupons on every shopping trip, and leaves the store with a little extra money. This article will give you some great tips to help you become that savvy shopper. Keep reading.

Use multiple coupons whenever possible. You can purchase many more products by using many different coupons. Best of all, you can do this with your favorite products to build a reserve for later. If you have 6 coupons for pasta sauce that you use on a weekly basis, buy 6 jars at once and use all your coupons.

Store your coupons in little plastic baggies. This will save you time when you're looking for one in particular, and they keep them looking neat. They won't go flying all around the place, and they won't get wet. Storing coupons in these little bags makes sense and will help you save.

Use store coupons along with manufacturer coupons. Most stores will allow you to use one of their coupons along with a manufacturer coupon; utilize this technique for extreme savings. Many stores will honor both coupons; however, when utilizing this savings strategy have a printed copy of the store's coupon policy.

When you clip tons of coupons, it can be hard to remember which ones you have; this is why it is wise to get a coupon organizer. With this handy tool, you can organize your coupons with one of two methods; either alphabetize them or put them in the order of the aisles in your favorite supermarket.

Inquire with the newspaper about their couponer's discount in order to avoid buying lots of extra papers just to get the inserts. Lots of them will offer discounted papers to subscribers who order no fewer than 5 papers weekly. Organize your coupons so that you can find them faster when you need them. Special coupon organizers are available for purchase that allows you to organize your coupons in various categories. This makes it easier to locate just the coupon you need without searching through your entire trove of coupons.

Go to the manufacturer's site directly. Usually, you can save a few bucks on your preferred brands by signing up online at your favorite retailer. All you have to do is supply them with your email address, and they will send you some coupons. Since it is a retailer you shop at, getting an email from them is something you want.

If you carry a loyalty card for a particular store, check the store's website for coupons. Many retailers offer manufacturer's coupons on their website and allow you to download them to your card. Your stored coupons are automatically deducted when the cashier swipes your card at the cash register.

Finding bargains through clever coupon usage is popular with more and more consumers. They use coupons to get the most for their money. Now that you understand the tricks used by the savviest of shoppers, you can become one of them. Go forth and save!

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ASU Students Push For A Healthier Dining Hall To Counter 'Freshman 15' Fears

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap.

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Arizona State University students are pushing for change within the downtown Phoenix dining hall as they strive to avoid the infamous freshman 15.

The downtown Phoenix campus offers fewer dining options than the Tempe campus and has a less appetizing dining hall. The freshman 15 is a common scare among students living in the dorms, who are often freshman.

The freshman 15 is defined as a student who gains 15 pounds or more in their first year of college. Studies prove the average freshman does not exercise the right amount, is sleep deprived, has a poor diet, increases their stress level, alcohol consumption, and fatty food intake, which is most likely causing their weight gain.

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Daniella Rudoy, a journalism major and fitness instructor at the SDFC, relived her freshman year as she provided tips for incoming freshman.

"There are a lot of workouts you can do in your dorm room as long as you have access to YouTube or a floor. You can go on a run, a walk, or do exercises that do not require equipment," Rudoy said in support of college fitness.

Rudoy said that mental health, fitness, and nutrition all correlate with one another.

"I follow the saying abs are made in the kitchen. So if you are working out day and night, but eating a giant pizza and chicken wings with a pack of beer when you come home you aren't doing yourself much good," Rudoy said.

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The main cause for weight gain is increased alcohol consumption. 80 percent of college students drink and this includes binge drinking, which is unhealthy for many reasons.

Students who do not drink are most likely gaining weight because of their exposure to an all-you-can-eat dining hall. The downtown Phoenix campus offers a salad bar as their only consistent healthy option for students, therefore students are left eating hamburgers, fries, and pizza.

"I haven't been to the dining hall this semester. Last semester, I went because I had no other options. I am a vegetarian and the dining hall is not accommodating to those with allergies or food restrictions. I find it very difficult to find vegetarian options," Lexi Varrato, a journalism major said.

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Varrato explained that she believes the freshman 15 is "100 percent real" and that incoming freshman should research their meal plans and ask their school how their dietary restrictions will be accommodated before purchasing a non-refundable meal plan.

Megan Tretter, a nursing major at Seattle University emphasized that not every dining hall is like ASU's and that the freshman 15 is "definitely not a problem" at her school.

"I always eat healthy at my dining hall. There are a lot of good and healthy options at Seattle University. I usually go to the smoothie line in the morning, have a salad for lunch, and make myself an acai bowl after work with avocado toast in our floor's kitchen," Tretter said in support of her school's strive for healthy options.

College students across the United States have healthier dining options than ASU, but many colleges still face the same problems that students here are facing.

Tara Shultz, a journalism major at ASU believes she has avoided the "very real" freshman 15 by living at home.

"I believe the freshman 15 targets dorm residence and first-year students who do not live at home as they do not have their parents as a guide and are forced to eat at a dining hall that only serves fatty foods," Shultz emphasized.

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The downtown Phoenix campus offers students access to the SDFC, YMCA, and Taylor Place gym, where students can take group fitness classes, run on a track, play basketball, or swim. Alternative options for students are purchasing a membership at Orangetheory or EOS Fitness.

Most students agreed with journalism major Vanessa Gonzalez that they have little time to work out due to their workload, but many students like Varrato, Tretter, and Rudoy explained that they try to work out every day as it is a stress reliever and it enriches their mental health.

Steve Fiorentino, the owner of Powered Up Nutrition encourages college students to learn what they are putting in their bodies.

"I think it starts with nutrition. Students believe they can outwork a bad diet and I believe that is their number one mistake. My advice is to stop eating fast foods and start eating whole and healthy foods along with supplements," Fiorentino stated.

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap. The campus dining hall is not always the reason to blame as students have the option to decrease their meal plans, become active, and make healthy choices!

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11 Things Retail Employees Are Really Thinking But Won't Say To Your Face

Have you ever wondered what's inside a retail workers mind?

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Everyone has been in a store at one point in their lives. Whether it's a Wal-Mart or a Gucci store, you've been somewhere where people are hired to help you out. Retail employees have relatively hard jobs and most of the times customers make it worse. In one eight hour shift we feel a wide range of emotions and have millions of thoughts.

Most of the time the thoughts are sarcastic and funny, and we wish we could say them out loud. Here are just some that are most common.

1. "Clearly that's the price."

If you point at a price tag and then ask me if it's the price again I will lose it. If it's marked different then that's the price, it is literally that simple.

2. "Haha, wow, haven't heard that joke before."

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No it isn't free if there's no tag, or if it doesn't ring up properly. You're not funny and my laughter is fake.

3. "I cannot give you another discount."

Honestly, even if I could give you another discount I wouldn't. Just because you asked for it I am more inclined to not give you one.

4. "Oh, I'm totally sure you didn't wear this once left the tag on and are returning it."

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Did you really think I wouldn't notice that it smells like cologne and has pit stains? I mean, I know I work in retail, but I'm not stupid.

5. "Really? You know that's not where that goes."

So you're really just going to screw up my whole store because you're too lazy to put stuff back? I mean, are you really that terrible of a human being?

6. "Oh cool, F me."

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If I greet you when you walk in the door, just be polite. It is so easy to say hello back, do not ignore me or cut me off saying you're just looking. Are you starting to sense a theme? Hint: IT'S BE NICE.

7. "Get. The. Heck. Out."

If you come into my store 5 minutes before I close, you're getting the worst service ever. You're a jerk and deserve to be treated like one. Once someone came in at 8:59, when I closed at 9 and stayed for 30 minutes just to pay in all cash? I wanted to scream my head off. Instead, I put on my customer service smile and took their money.

8. "Is it nice outside? I wouldn't know, I'm stuck inside helping your dumb self."

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I get it the weathers nice, don't rub it in my face? Cool, you think you'll go to the beach later? CAN'T RELATE.

9. "I do not get paid enough for this."

Your stupid questions do not pay the bills so I need you to buy something or leave.

10. "You can clearly see I'm closing. Why are you here?"

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The register is shut down, the floor has been vacuumed, the store looks pristine. I have a minute until I lock the door and you and your fourteen children are really going to come in here and destroy my store? Why me? What did I do to deserve that?

11. "If I just told you the answer why do you continue to ask?"

"Do you have this in other colors?" No sir, I don't. "OK, so like you wouldn't have it in brown?" Nope, that would be considered a different color. "How about blue?" NO SIR, I JUST TOLD YOU. Consider that color on repeat for ten times and that's one day.

BONUS: "If I quit right now I could just get another job."

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Every second of the day and every time I endure more terrible human interaction I get one step closer to ending it all. The only thing stopping me is the fact that everyone else's jobs suck too.

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